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Play Therapy: A toolbox of techniques

This play therapy training will provide participants a variety of expressive arts interventions…a toolbox of techniques. The toolbox can be utilized across the stages of the therapeutic relationship and treatment. Participants will be able to use and modify these techniques to implement with children, families, and groups. Bring your clinical toolbox and come prepared to

Employment Resource for Youth/Individuals with Disabilities

Spring into Employment! A free one day conference exploring employment for individuals with disabilities. This conference is for individuals who are seeking employment and experience barriers to getting or keeping employment. It is designed for folks with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and transitional aged youth. The conference is also for service providers, case managers and family members


KEEPING KIDS SAFE SYMPOSIUM  The Conference and Training Center at IU13 There will be two identical sessions: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Times have changed. Technology has become a monster that many parents and educators are struggling to keep up with. Kids (and adults) of all ages are glued to

Self-care Wellshop: Foundations & Fundamentals (webinar)

Presenters: Erlene Grise-Owens, Ed.D., LCSW, MSW, MRE, and Justin “Jay” Miller, Ph.D., MSW, CSW, co-editors of The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals Cost: $49 for one webinar, $79 for both (March 21 & April 18) 1 Social Work CEU included (approved by KY Board of Social Work) ***** Summary This webinar for

(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Psych Meds But Were Afraid to Ask

Participants will gain knowledge about the wide variety of psychiatric medications used to treat clients, with a focus on youth. This presentation will cover all major classes of psychiatric medications, and invite an open dialogue to build understanding about the use of medications, including FEE: $45 NASW-PA Members/ $60 non-members (payable check or cash- no credit

PCCYFS Annual Spring Conference

Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services Annual Spring Conference This year’s conference includes two important keynote presentations and more than 20 educational sessions on industry-relevant topics such as workforce development, organizational health, suicide prevention, financial literacy, opioid and cannabis issues, trauma-informed care, vicarious trauma and much more. Up to 12 CEUs available for LSW,

2nd Symposium on Educational Leadership & Poverty

The Symposium on Educational Leadership and Poverty focuses on how schools can better serve children in poverty in the United States. The Spring 2018 Symposium will feature a keynote address, sessions, poster presentations and a panel discussion surrounding research and recommended practices. Click HERE for more information and to register!

Addictions 101

The recent national media attention about the devastating impact of opioids is a constant reminder that mental health issues are often compounded by addiction. This presentation will provide information about risk factors for drug addiction, physiological changes in the brain as a result of substance use and discussion regarding prevention and treatment strategies. Register via

Suicide Prevention: Assessment & Safety Planning

Suicide continues to be a perplexing and frightening health crisis in our region, our country and our world. The statistics inform how we as providers need to continuously assess for and treat suicidal thoughts and actions. This presentation will provide relevant statistics to help providers consider who amongst their clients are at elevated risk, assessment

Overview of Motivational Interviewing

This presentation examines the basis, definition, goals and key elements of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an approach to help people decide to make behavioral changes. Participants will be able to experience and contrast traditional approaches to behavior change to those proposed by MI. They will review the underlying spirit that drives MI interventions and have

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